FO: Transatlantic Socks

Started on the flight to Ireland, knit around Dublin and across the surrounding countryside, and continued in Rome.  Grafted the toe of the first sock in JFK airport in New York on the way home, and finished the second sock a few weeks later as I recovered from the vacation and dreamed up ways to live in Rome.  (I’m still on that one, if I’m being honest.)  They’re not blocked in this picture–the crease down the side and the lumpy heel are totally a product of that, any not any flaw in the pattern.

The pattern is Cotty, from Irish Girlie Knits.  I’m excited about the pattern, and how it plays nicely with handpainted yarns.  I also really like that numbers for both sport and fingering weight were given, so that I can use whatever sock-worthy yarn I have laying around without having to so extra thinking.  I learned to do a picot edge on these, which is so much easier than it looks, even if mine if a tiny bit crooked.

The yarn is Kells Sport from Three Irish Girls.  (Are you sensing a theme here?)  The colorway is Waterlilies, one of the June club offerings.  If I understand correctly, it is part kettle dyed and part handpainted, which I think is really clever.

I love them.  I had thought they might be a Christmas gift, since they really aren’t colors I wear much, but the feet ended up being knit only as long as my own and I don’t know anyone with feet quite as small as mine (Okay, so I know one or two, but they don’t do pastels, either) so I guess that means these were meant for me.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. pdxknitterati
    Aug 12, 2009 @ 02:18:59

    Your Cottys are lovely! I haven’t started mine. I need more hours in the day!

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